All 4K Music Video Uses the FT-ONE Camera to Shoot Up to a Mind-Blowing 860FPS at 4096 X 2160
The FOR-A 4K high-speed camera from FT-ONE didn't get all that much attention when it was first announced, due in part to the fact that it's probably going to be a rental only, but also because the name of both the company and the camera are easily confused and/or forgettable. No worries though, the camera does exist, and it's capable of some pretty astounding frame rates at extremely high-resolution. It's a specialty device for sure, but that doesn't mean we can't fantasize about using one, right? A Swiss company, Kamerawerk GmbH, put one to use in their recent No Sleep 4K music video (which they will be releasing as a 4K download), and they've posted a behind-the-scenes video showing the camera recording 4K at an astounding 860 frames per second, as well as another video showing off the rest of the production which is utilizing the Sony F65 as well.
Once things move to all 4K in Hollywood (which will likely happen in the next few years -- probably once Arri goes 4K), a camera like this is going to be in much higher demand, as the Phantom 65 Gold, the only other high-speed 4K camera besides the F65 and the RED EPIC, is "only" capable of about 200fps at its lowest 4K resolution (2.40). Sure, slow motion can be overused and it can get boring relatively fast, but there are definitely some things I would be very excited to see at these kinds of frame rates on a 4K screen -- like sports, for example.
They've also got this behind-the-scenes video with some more on the rest of the shoot:
This is a first short glimpse behind the scenes from our music video with Bubble Beatz, shot in "True 4K" with the Sony F65. An extensive Making Of, which will also detail the post production using exclusively Adobe software, along with all the glorious technical specs will follow after the official release.
"No Sleep 4K" will be available as a free download in full 4K resolution as well as a (for the time being downscaled) version optimised for Apple Retina Displays. Coming soon...
It's interesting that they are going to release a 4K download -- as those with higher than 1080p screens, like Apple Retina Display owners, will be able to see a full-screen video without any upscaling. 4K computer displays will likely be affordable sooner than 4K TVs, and with much closer viewing distances, more people will likely benefit from a 4K display connected to their computer.
Do you any of you think there are more uses for this beyond just becoming the 4K replacement of the Phantom? What are some of your favorite slow motion videos -- filmmaking related or not?
Link: Kamerawerk GmbH -- Vimeo